Essays Archive

Organize Your mp3 Collection: Adding Tags

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Organize your mp3 collection

Is your mp3 collection a mess? Do you not know what album a song came from, much less what the name of the song is? Can you not make decent playlists? Here’s how to bring sense to your collection.

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A Song That Describes Me – ‘Superkid,’ Candy Butchers

This entry is part 30 of 30 in the series 30 days, 30 songs

We’re at the last song in this series, which was supposed to take 30 days but took more like two years. I saved the hardest for last. A song that describes me? Really? My first thought was “Overkill” by Men at Work, just for the “I can’t get to sleep” line. (I’m a known insomniac). …

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A Guilty Song: ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ – Band Aid

This entry is part 29 of 30 in the series 30 days, 30 songs

To be fair, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” isn’t really a Christmas song, even though it’s played ad nauseum on pop stations during the holiday season. When I hear it, I don’t think of Christmas. I think of Band Aid, Bob Geldof, Midge Ure, and starving children in Africa. The premise of the song, which …

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